Chemical Characterization of Heterogenous Polymeric Materials on the Nanoscale Using Photothermal AFM-IR

Discover how photothermal AFM-IR can provide new insights into your polymer research.

Photothermal AFM-IR provides nanoscale chemical information that directly correlate to FT-IR transmission spectroscopy.

During this webinar, the speaker considers how photothermal AFM-IR can benefit the polymer characterization applications of:

  • Multilayer films
  • Polymer blends/block copolymers
  • Organic photovoltaics

Webinar Summary

This webinar covers numerous academia and industry applications in the field of polymer characterization. To illustrate the broad applicability, select examples are discussed in detail, ranging from phase separation in polymer blends/block copolymers and reverse engineering in multilayer films to fibers and thin film characterization. This webinar shows how photothermal AFM-IR provides nanoscale chemical information with highly resolved IR spectra that directly correlate to FT-IR transmission spectroscopy.

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Cassandra Phillips, Ph.D.
Application Scientist, Bruker

Cassandra did her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto exploring the photophysics of boron nitride nanotubes using scattering scanning nearfield optical microscopy (s-SNOM) and computational models. She has been working at Bruker Nano Surfaces and Metrology since September 2019 as an Applications Scientist focusing on nanoscale IR spectro-microscopy and other correlated imaging techniques realized with atomic force microscopy.

Dr. Anirban Roy

Senior Applications Scientist